By Josie Gudgeon
I think it’s safe to say that during the current situation our screens are filled with everything surrounding COVID-19. So I have decided that I want to stick to what I do best and give you a little run down on 2020 spring fashion trends.
Understandably I know we can’t all hit the shops and create that new spring wardrobe we were dreaming of. However, we can still do some online shopping, and as always it’s important to think about how we can shop online in a sustainable way. Reduction in consumption is something we all need to improve on.
Why not look through your wardrobe, see what things from these trends you may already have lying in the depths from previous years? Maybe you could start doing some DIY to occupy your time during isolation and create some of these trends. Here are a few examples of 2020 Spring trends.
Coloured Leather Jackets
Leather jackets were an item once reserved for winter/fall but now we are considering these diverse pieces for spring 2020. Due to the bold pop in colour, we are now seeing leather jackets coming in an array of colours for pink, blue, and green.
At New York, fashion week leather was featured in many forms, from jackets, skirt and tops. This shows how diverse leather can be, making a statement piece with a colourful bold item is one way to really dress up your spring wardrobe this year.
A Spring staple at this point, this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Polka dot patterns range in scale with designers either enlarging or decreasing the pattern size. The design can be found on a range of garments from tops, dresses, and jackets.
In that sense, a basic garment that looks flattering and can be easily styled up. For example, a basic polka dot skater dress would look great paired with some biker boots.
Skirts and dresses are always hot items during the springtime, usually with some kind of differentiating style. This year’s spring skirts and dresses are no exception, featuring tiered ruffles. For a toned-down and everyday version of this style, smock dresses are big for this year’s spring trend.
They’re simple, comfy and easy to throw on and wear, but look classy and put together as an outfit.
If the thought of hot pants makes you want to run, Bermuda shorts are here to save the day. Bermuda shorts allow you to put a twist on the classic fit for spring.
That is, unless you have super long legs, then the length of Bermuda shorts may stunt your height. The best way to prevent this from happening is to pair these trousers with flat footwear. If you are wanting to wear them in a professional environment, then try to keep the colours dark, and pair them with sleek button-downs.
Bright neon colours and pastels
Spring is not traditionally the season of blending in with the crowd. The neon hues are not for the faint of heart. Indeed, it’s for the bold and adventurous. However, this bright coloured outfit can look sophisticated.
Pastel tones are also really on trend this year with yellows, baby blues and pinks making gorgeous tonal outfits. These pastel and bright tones are making fantastic spring vibes in patterned garments with beautiful colour complexions. Another trend that is seen on a lot of garments are the 60s wallpaper print patterns.
Crop tops are no longer cutting it—the bra top have officially taken over. Bra tops are ideal for layering under cardigans or even blazers. But can also make and ideal summer outfit on their own with a skirt or pair of flared trousers.
Crochet garments which are making another come back this year. We saw a peak in crochet garment last year and that isn’t going to disappoint this year.
Full colour tone outfits
Suits are in style. However, if you can’t get your hands on a full piece suit, then find some coloured trouser, chose a colour and stick to it. This makes your whole outfit look smart and put together. It’s a very effortless look that appears very high fashion and classy.
I hope these trends may have inspired you to look into your wardrobe at what you already have; don’t be afraid to step out your comfort zone and try new styles. I know this is a very difficult time right now but remember a little retail therapy goes a long way. I am wishing you all a happy and healthy Easter.